Summer Reading Program

July 2 to August 16, 2024

The TD Summer Reading program is a fun, interactive, seven-week program offered from July 2nd - August 16th for youth from kindergarten - grade 12. Our goal is to provide young learners with an opportunity to develop and refine their literacy, artistic, and interpersonal skills during the summer months. This is done through various activities such as crafts, games, stories, and library time. Participants will be divided into one of the four age groups included in the program, each of which will meet on a specified weekday for either an hour and a half or two hours.

Registration is now closed.

Fridays  |  Community Events  |  1:00 pm to 2:30 pm  

*Please note that everyone is welcome to attend these events, even those not registered in the Summer Reading Program.

**Children 8 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult or responsible older sibling.

Friday, July 5 - Poetic Puzzles

Verse your way to victory in our poetic scavenger hunt! Decode the stanzas, uncover the secrets, and claim your place in the annals of puzzle masters. Let the poetry lead you to the prize!

Friday, July 12 - Halloween in July

Get ready for a midsummer fright afternoon at Halloween in July! The Strathmore Library is calling all ghouls and ghosts to dress up and get spooky in any costume you please! Join us for a bone-chilling afternoon filled with theatre games and eerie storytelling. It’s going to be a scream!

Friday, July 19 - What if Bedtime Didn't Exist?

Dive into a world where imagination knows no bounds with Francine Cunningham. Delight in the whimsical journey of "What if Bedtime Didn’t Exist?" and immerse yourself in the rich narratives that reflect Francine's Cree and Métis roots. Don't miss out on helping us bring to life the essence of Indigenous storytelling. Participants are welcome to wear pajamas.

Friday, July 26 - Flame Heroes

Ignite your courage at Flame Heroes! Discover the thrill of firefighting with Strathmore’s bravest. Equip yourself with knowledge, gear up with skills, and experience the heat of being a hero. Your fiery journey starts here!

Friday, August 2 - Double Feature Friday

Lights, camera, action! Settle in for an afternoon of epic tales and thrilling plots. It’s twice the excitement, twice the fun—don’t miss out! Popcorn and drinks will be served in limited quantity. You are welcome to bring your own snacks and other movie essentials.

Friday, August 9 - Hero's Hurdle

Leap into action at Hero’s Hurdle! The Strathmore Library is calling all athletes, ninjas, and secret agents to conquer our mini games obstacle course. Team up, navigate the maze, and complete the quest! Are you ready for the challenge?

Friday, August 16 - Astronauts VS Aliens

Get ready for an epic cardboard rocket ship battle! Build your spacecraft, strategize your defense against Martians, and join the intergalactic fray. Safety first: bring eye protection, your Nerf gun, and your initialed ammo (no discs allowed).



How long does the program run?

The program runs for 7 weeks, starting from the week of July 2nd-5th to August 13th-16th. 


The cost of the program is $6.50 (online) or $5.00 (in-person) per child for the whole summer.

Free community events are from 1:00pm to 2:30pm on Fridays and open to all ages, including those not registered in the Summer Reading Program. The details for the programs are above.

Who will be supervising my child?

The Summer Reading Program Coordinators and select volunteers will run the program and supervise activities. This year, our coordinators are Kyla Parkins, Luke Schramm, and Abby van Egmond. Get to know them here.

Looking for something fun for the younger kids? 

The library, Trellis Commons, and 5 for Life will be running a weekly Mother Goose in the Park on Tuesdays that will provide fun and educational programming for that age group. Click here for more information.

What you need to bring:

  • A hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Your water bottle
  • Bug Spray
  • Any snacks you may want (please avoid peanuts and other common allergens)
  • Your Reading Log (We will provide this in the first week)
  • Parent's Identification for pick-up.

Reading Logs

Starting July 2, you can pick up a reading log at the library (children can still participate in the reading logs even if they are not registered in the Summer Reading Program). We also have an online reading log that you can access here beginning July 2:

Reading Log

Teen Reading Log

The last day to submit reading logs is Friday, August 16.